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American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826
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A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion of your walks.
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A superintending power to maintain the Universe in its course and order.
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A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
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Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.
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Above all things, and at all times, practice yourself in good humor
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Agreeable society is the first essential in constituting the happiness and of course the value of our existence
Happiness
Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise
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All authority belongs to the people
Authority
All men are created equal.
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All persons shall have full and free liberty of religious opinion; nor shall any be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution
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All the world would be Christian if they were taught the pure Gospel of Christ!
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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to = remain silent.
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All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to vi
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Almighty God hath created the mind free
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Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
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Among the most inestimable of our blessings, also, is that.. of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His will; a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to
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An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town-meeting or a vestry
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An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
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An honest heart being the first blessing, a knowing head is the second
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An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens
Honesty
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